End of Support for Windows Server 2003 Coming Soon!

Published on: February 12th, 2015

On July 14, 2015 will be the end of support for Windows Server 2003 which means no new security updates, hotfixes, assisted support options, or updated technical content. Among other challenges, businesses will face increased risk from cyber-attack, and lack of PCI compliance. However, there is no need to fear because CT Business Solutions is here to educate you on Windows Server 2012 R2!

Windows Server 2012 R2 powers many of the world’s largest datacenters, enables small businesses around the world, and delivers value to organizations of all sizes in between. The latest release includes new features and enhancements across virtualization, storage, networking, and more. Windows Server helps you build, deploy and scale applications and websites quickly, and with more flexibility than ever before.

Some of the many features of Windows Server 2012 R2:

Storage Spaces: Windows Server helps reduce costs and improve performance by consolidating standard disks into pools that can be treated as standard drives within the operating system. The logical disks, or Storage Spaces, can be configured for varying resiliency schemes and assigned to different departments. As a result, organizations can simplify isolation and administration of the storage infrastructure and improve performance, flexibility, scalability, and availability.

Live migration enhancements: Windows Server 2012 R2 delivers significant improvements for moving virtual machines within the infrastructure. Admins can migrate virtual machines simultaneously and use live storage migration capabilities to move the underlying virtual storage while the virtual machine is running. With Shared Nothing Live Migration, administrators gain complete control over virtual machine mobility; using only an Ethernet cable, they can move the running state and the underlying virtual storage.

Microsoft Azure. Its enterprise-proven hybrid cloud solutions give you the best of both worlds, expanding your IT options without added complexity. With Azure, data storage, backup, and recovery become more efficient and economical. It’s also easier to build applications that span both on-premises and the cloud. Azure runs on a growing global network of Microsoft-managed datacenters across 19 regions, giving you a wide range of options for running applications. Azure is the first multinational cloud provider in mainland China and is continuing to expand to new regions around the globe.

The end of support for Windows Server 2003 is coming soon so don’t wait until it is too late! CT Business Solutions can help you through this process so call us today at 610-409-9800!


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